http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7010508.ece "Gordon Brown will put two new aircraft carriers at the heart of his vision for the military this week as he commits Labour to billions of pounds of extra defence spending. At the same time, defence chiefs are exploring how closer military links with France and the potential benefits of an entente cordiale could tackle future dangers with limited resources. The Prime Minister will use the launch of a Green Paper on the future of the Armed Forces to promise a new generation of warships and fast jets over the coming decade. He will also guarantee an extra Â£1.5 billion for the war in Afghanistan, and promise to safeguard defence spending from any cuts next year. Mr Brown aims to display Labour commitment to the military while also forcing the Conservatives to say whether they would match such spending. His pledges will include: â¢ going ahead with two 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers at a cost of Â£5 billion; â¢ maintaining troop numbers in the Army at more than 100,000; and â¢ committing a future government to the Joint Strike Fighter, costing Â£10 billion, and completing the Â£20 billion Typhoon programme. " More unrealistic lunacy from the madman, is he really trying to break the country properly? My dog realises that we can't afford all that in any way.